This Friday I’m putting the spotlight on my favorite Southern Belle blogger Bethany of B Soup. Not only is she hilarious and beautiful but I love the way she effortlessly mixes prints and never shies away from color – a girl after my own heart. Be sure to stop by her blog and bookmark it if it isn’t already on your daily read list.
When and why did you start blogging?
I initially started a blog in August 2010 and wasn’t familiar with them at all so I only posted once or twice and never really went back on it. Months later, I felt like my overflowing closet and hard drive were at capacity with outfits and inspiration so I started using it again as a “style outlet.” People would often ask me where I got my clothes and where to shop for specific outfits etc, so I figured I should just make it public. At the end of March 2011, I did.
What’s the best thing blogging has brought to your life?
Get out your wine, here comes the cheese. The best thing has been the crop of new ( very well dressed) friends. I wish I was kidding and could say a boat load of moolah and fame! But everything in due time? I truly have come across some of the most phenomenal girls though blogging. Some I have had the chance to meet in person via Lucky FABB or IFB Con and some I keep up with online, but I feel like “where have you been all my life?!” Then there’s the opportunities to work with brands, etc, which is the icing on the cake.
How do you spend your weekends?
Usually taking outfit pictures for the upcoming week. I do not dress like this everyday!
What’s your favorite color right this second?
It will forever be turquoise. But I have other rotating favorites and I love a vibrant cobalt and after a long hiatus form the color, I’ve been back into the brightest of bright pink.
I’d sell a kidney for everything Peter Pilotto or Mary Katrantzou.
Who would play you in a movie?
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
I scared the $%&! out of my parents when I was 8 and told them I wanted to be a cocktail waitress. But after I realized what that actually meant, I wanted to work in advertising. For as long as I can remember, I have dissected commercials. Who is the target market? Does this touch on any emotional cues? I came up with an acted out my own commercials for Noxema & Pantene and even wrote my own “copy” for an imaginary anti smoking campaign. Maybe I should pitch it to them now?
Advice to other bloggers?
While blogging is a community & creative outlet, it can also be a big cyber version of keeping up with the Jonsees. I don’t think it’s human not to compare yourself to other people, especially on such a visual platform, but make a conscious effort when you do to remind yourself that you bring something different to the table. Sometimes people feel that being a slave to trends & always having a must-have makes them relevant, but to me that’s a sure fire way to get lost in the crowd.
PS – I actually met Bethany in person at Lucky Fabb yesterday and she’s just as witty/pretty/awesome as she is online.
(aside from the drastic height difference, we were twinners in our stripes and balenciagas)